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Old 03-28-2002, 01:24 PM   #1
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windows cant find linux box


I have a linux machine setup as my router and i have another linux machine and a couple of windows boxs. I have samba servers running on both the linuxboxs.

here is the problem: when i goto computers near me in windows I can see only the first linux box, but when i try to access the second linux box by adding a network place using its ip address i get the connection. When i try to ping by its name from the windows box it says host unknown( i can ping it by its name form the linux box) i can ping the box by its ip form windows.

can anyone explain this please

thank you.

P.S If you need to see any of my files please let me know
 
Old 03-29-2002, 06:09 PM   #2
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Are you running nmbd? and is the netbios name set to the same as the hostname on the linux box you can't ping?
 
Old 03-31-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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yeah I am running nmbd. where do you set the netbios name? I am not sure which one you are refering to. please let me know the details of it and thanks for the post.

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Old 03-31-2002, 12:35 PM   #4
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First check you /etc/xinetd.d/swat file to make sure it has "disable = no" and not "disable = yes", then start a browser on the Linux box and put in "http://localhost:901" for the address.

You should see the samba configurator. Look in the global section for your workgroup and netbios name. Make any appropriate changes and apply them. Then try browsing again.

Sometimes windoze boxes are pretty stupid and don't pick up on stuff right away. You might even have to reboot them to wake them up, or you could have it search specifically for your Linux box by name, then it should show up from now on.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 12:30 AM   #5
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Did you configure samba in the second linux box?
 
  


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